London is like an Afternoon Tea selection – a city combining variety with tradition and a wealth of historic splendor with modernity. From the bustling red buses to Big Ben, there is no greater way to experience the nooks and crannies of London other than #likealocal.
I’m born and bred in London. I’ve gone to school, experienced university life, and I am now working full-time in the vibrant city that I am happy to call home. Follow my top tips on how you can experience the best of London in 48 hours!
Tooting Broadway in South London has been named one of the best neighbourhoods in the world by Lonely Planet. Unchanged since my childhood years, the high-street remains a thoroughfare of colourful silk saris, the exotic scent of simmering Daals and tropical fruits that you can buy for a bargain!
For a truly authentic experience, visit Mirsh Masala. Named as the Sadiq Khan’s favourite restaurant, this local hidden gem is my all-time favourite restaurant. A curry is a little as £4, give the incredible Saag Paneer a try.
After a delicious Indian lunch, it’s a direct journey up the Northern line to Waterloo! There is no greater way to observe the bustling metropolis of London, then by the river-side. Described as the ‘Cultural Heart of London‘, the South Bank encompasses tree-lined avenues, the infamous London Eye and Westminister. Escape the bustling bridges and the crowded streets and observe the beauty of London #likealocal on South Bank.
London means world-class theatre! To access the best prices #likealocal, try TodayTix. Download the App to obtain the best cut price tickets and last minute deals. Shows such as The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Aladdin run ticket lotteries for as a little as £20 per ticket – a emotive, heart-pumping and inspiring evening to finish your first 24 hours in London #likealocal.
The largest of London’s royal parks, Richmond Park is a national nature reserve and a stunning location for a Sunday morning stroll. Visit the quintessentially British Butler’s Pantry. Situated upon the highest point of the park with views over the Thames Valley, visit in the morning to avoid the crowds #likealocal and sample home-made cakes, the smell of freshly baked breads and a cup of tea to start the day!
Yeoman Warders guard the Crown Jewels in one of the most famous prisons in the world – The Tower of London! Built in 1078, the historic castle houses the Crown Jewels. With 7 resident ravens, legend states that “if the ravens leave the Tower, the Kingdom will fall…”. Visit the Tower of London #likealocal and obtain 2for1 entry with a train ticket on Days Out Guide
I hope this helps. Have a amazing time in London, one of the best cities in the world and explore the city #likealocal. This is my entry for the Go Euro #likealocal Travel Blog competition.